In one presentation which has gone viral on Linkedin, author/motivational speaker Simon Sinek claims that US Navy SEALs select candidates for 'SEAL Team 6' by rating them by two characteristics: 'performance' and 'trust'.
He defines performance by how good candidates are on the battlefield, and defines trust by how good they are off the battlefield; for example, could they be trusted with each other's money and wives?
Allegedly selection for this elite team places higher value on trust than performance. And Sinek concludes from this that the business world needs to filter leaders by trust, owing to the destructive effects which often result from untrustworthy leaders; who gain power only through performance metrics and an absence of trust metrics.
Do US Navy SEALs select candidates for SEAL Team 6 by assessing 'performance' and 'trust' as defined by Sinek?